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Jaleswara

Jaleswara Deula, 12th-century, Kalarahanga. Legend goes that a Kesari king who lived in the fort of Saranga Gada was devoted to Lingaraja. Each day he would visit the shrine built by his ancestors and worship the deity. However in the rainy months, it was not possible to travel so far; so Shiva ordained the construction of a temple beside a lotus pond that he frequented himself. So the king did and thus this shrine is called Jaleswara, lord of water(s). Shiva is fond of remaining submerged in water and Jaleswara is especially revered during the rainy months.

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